Residential Lift Stations
Lift Stations, also called Wastewater Lift Stations and Sewage Pump Stations pump wastewater (sewage) from low grade to high grade. These terms are usually aligned with commercial use.
Most residential homes with bathrooms or other type of plumbing below ground will have a Sewage Ejection System or Sewage Grinder System. These lift stations (sewage ejections systems) use pumps and electricity to move sewage waste and wastewater from a low elevation to a high elevation. Any home with a basement, or a multilevel home on mountain sides will need these to operate and dispose of waste properly. You may need this type of system if you are below grade or if you are a great distance from the main sewer.
Many people use the terms Sewage Pump Station, Low Pressure Sewage Pump and Lift Station to describe their home pump system. Common sewage pump system manufacturers are the E/One, Gould, Barnes, Zoeller, Liberty, Myers Pentair and Keen Pump.
Alarms and Sounds
Your sewage pump station is designed to communicate when something goes wrong. The control panel will alert when the pump is not operating properly. Control panels come with a light and sounding alarm. Some controls are set up to be monitored off-sight through remote monitoring. Controls can be a helpful tool to both homeowner and servicer if you spend a lot of time away from your property.
It is important to remedy an alarm/alert from your sewage pump ASAP. A pump that is malfunctioning can be repaired but a pump that is left in an abused state will having devastating damage.
Should I do or not do anything special with a Sewage Pump System?
Treat your pump as if you have a septic system. Do not put the following down your toilets or drains.
- No Grease!
- No Wipes!
- No Coffee Grounds!
- No Feminine Products!
- No Condoms!
- No Harsh Chemicals or Excessive Chemical Use!
- No Petroleum Based Products!
Grease is the number one causing problem for failing restaurant lift stations. The best thing you can do to keep the restaurant lift station running smoothly is to keep grease out of the sewer lines!
Teach kitchen personnel to never pour grease down the drains. Grease doesn’t disappear once it goes down the drain – it accumulates! Teach employees the importance of grease traps and make sure you pump the grease trap regularly.
Maintenance For Rentals and Short Term Vacation Properties
Temporary occupants of a residence will not treat an onsite waste system like it is their own. Experience has taught us that these properties need EXTRA maintenance.
- Septic pumping every 1-2 years!
- 1-2 Effluent cleanings every year!
- Bi-Annual to quarterly maintenance!
Call Macho at 602-975-5507 for Restaurant Lift Station maintenance and repairs.
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